people, believed to be family members, who were travelling in a car on the N3
northbound under the Hammarsdale Bridge, in KwaZulu-Natal, were killed early
is believed the family was travelling southbound towards Pietermaritzburg.
truck travelling in the opposite direction apparently lost control and
load on the truck was ejected and it impacted with the car.
exact details surrounding the cause of the incident will remain the subject of
a police investigation.
spokeswoman Chitra Bodasing said when ER24 paramedics and other services
arrived on scene they found the truck on its roof.
said it was engulfed in flames. Fire and Rescue Services extinguished the fire.
assessment of the car it was found that three passengers, all women, were
trapped. Unfortunately there was nothing paramedics could do for them. They
were declared dead. Fire and Rescue Services extricated them from the vehicle.”
added that a fourth passenger was found to be in a critical condition and the
driver was found to have sustained moderate injuries.
were treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.
Meanwhile twelve people were injured
in a collision between a taxi and bakkie at the Hendrik Potgieter and
Christiaan de Wet intersection, in Roodepoort, this morning.
ER24 spokeswoman Chitra Bodasing
said when ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found
patients, all from the taxi, sitting on the side of the road.
Bodasing added that the patients
were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.
“They were treated and transported
to hospital for further medical care.” Bodasing concluded.
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